News & Views: Charity/disease awareness
The Rare Disease Day campaign aims to combat these issues by raising awareness among the public, healthcare professionals, researchers, industry, and policy decision-makers.
Each year, Porterhouse Medical chooses a local charity to support as a key part of our mission to improve people’s lives. In 2017, we partnered up with SportsAble, an organisation that supports people with disabilities through sports and social activities (www.sportsable.co.uk). We raised a total of £2,544 through numerous events, such as a team-building day at the centre run by SportsAble in Maidenhead, and the SportsAble Static Wheelchair Push Challenge at our offices in Reading. This year, we are proud to announce that we will be raising funds for another admirable local charity: The Willows Support Group.
Every year on 4 February the global population unites for World Cancer Day, with the aim of highlighting that millions of potentially avoidable deaths occur each year as a result of cancer. More than a third of cases could be prevented by adopting healthier behaviours; therefore, World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread this message and raise the profile of cancer within the global media.
As part of the Porterhouse Medical Group’s mission to help improve people’s lives, we use our communications expertise to raise awareness of diseases, and participate in many fund-raising activities for charity. We also adopt a local charity to fundraise for each year. Last year, we had an enjoyable and often energetic time supporting SportsAble.
At Porterhouse Medical, we are passionate about the work we do with our partners to help improve people’s lives, which includes using our communications expertise to help raise awareness of disease symptoms as well as regular donations to charity.
One in five people in the workplace will experience a mental health condition, causing over 70 million working days to be lost each year. Managing mental health conditions remains a challenge, despite the recent efforts of many companies to implement policies to support a healthy workforce.
Every 28 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with lymphoma. Lymphoma is a form of blood cancer that occurs when certain cells in the blood, known as lymphocytes, divide and grow in an out-of-control manner and cease to function effectively. As a result, the body is unable to fight off infection or other forms of cancer.
Last week the mighty Porterhouse Power Athletes took on the new challenge of static wheelchair racing to fundraise for our local charity partners, SportsAble.
At Porterhouse Medical, we are passionate about the work we do with our partners to help improve people’s lives; which includes using our medical and scientific communications expertise to help raise awareness of disease symptoms and encourage support for relevant charities.
Promising news for patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) was reported at the 13th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases in Vienna earlier this month. PRX002/RG7935, currently in Phase 1b clinical trials, has been identified as having an acceptable safety profile and is expected to go into phase 2 clinical trials in the next few months.